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Corpse, bodypolitics and contestation in contemporary Guatemala
Ninna Nyberg Sørensen

historical context, including the legacy of the armed conflict. The fifth section discusses what Nelson (1999) has termed ‘the splattered body politics’ in processes of state formation in Guatemala. Gendering the corpse: homicide, femicide and feminicide Sexual violence against women is known in almost all corners of the world, but systematic violent killings of women seem to be concentrated in specific areas. The border town of Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico is perhaps the best-known case, but other areas in the world also show high incidence of violent killings of

in Governing the dead
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Victim, witness and evidence of mass violence
Caroline Fournet

/09/2014 17:28:35 58  Caroline Fournet (d) Deportation or forcible transfer of population; (e) Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in viola­tion of fundamental rules of international law; (f) Torture; (g) Rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity; (h) Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other grounds that are universally

in Human remains and mass violence
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Corpse-work in the prehistory of political boundaries
Richard Kernaghan

, Wilson said, and there was no need to explain. Sendero law meant boundaries to free circulation, but also a space imagined as sheltered from ‘common’ robbery and at least one form of sexual violence. That is to say, through my recollections of our conversation four years before, the connection between Sendero and the words on the crates today resounded all the more. Tina and I set down our bags on the long table inside, as Charapa parked the red Honda across the room along a clothes-line sagging with old work shirts and trousers. He then headed out to inspect the cacao

in Governing the dead
Ideology, physical destruction, and memory
Rémi Korman

ibikorwa bya kinyamaswa,34 and sexual violence in particular. This interest in the specific methods employed serves to remind us that the memory of the genocide committed against the Tutsi is not founded solely upon the bodies of the victims.35 The weapons of the killers also hold significant memorial value. These objects, abhorrent as they are, are the ‘prolongation of the body’ of the killer, and even of that of the victim. For this reason, a great number of genocide memorials exhibit these implements of torture next to the remains of victims. At the memorial site in

in Destruction and human remains
Tracing sources of recent neo-conservatism in Poland
Agnieszka Kościańska

curricula and writing the handbook he had all those students’, clients’, and correspondents’ questions in mind. The handbook turned out to be remarkably progressive. It went further than any available sex and marriage manual for adults or sex columns in the Polish press of late state socialism. Previous texts addressed to adults on the one hand affirmed sexuality, but on the other were rather conservative in their description of gender roles. They were also highly heteronormative, and not very sensitive when it came to issues such as sexual violence

in Intimacy and mobility in an era of hardening borders
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In search of global health
Didier Fassin

, and even beyond, the epidemiological interpretation of the rapid spread of the infection on the African continent was exclusively focused on sexual behaviour, sexual promiscuity and sexual violence, often at the cost of racist extrapolations, as Gilles Bibeau ( 1991 ) showed. By contrast, the social causes leading to survival sex and the medical responsibilities related to unsafe injections were systematically ignored. Similarly, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR, which its promoters claimed to be the most important health initiative ever taken

in Global health and the new world order
Integrative concepts for a criminology of mass violence
Jon Shute

his macro–meso–micro conceptual model, and showed how the highest levels of recorded lethal and sexual violence occurred when government forces and militia attacked in tandem, and where a dehumanizing racial discourse (‘We will kill all the men and rape all the women. We want to change the colour…’) was most often heard. These findings helped to demonstrate, variously, both direct and indirect government involvement, an endemic ideological mass denial of victimhood, and the racialized both mens rea and actus reus of crime. The latter point is theoretically important

in Human remains and mass violence
Alexander Korb

, gouging out eyes, cutting off body members, noses, ears and tongues and slashing open their bodies.55 Tools such as knives, wooden wedges, hammers and axes were used. The emotional closeness of the perpetrators to their victims is evident in view of the lack of distance in their methods of killing. In such cases, exhibiting body members documented, as it were, the completion of the deed. Finally, the militia carried out numerous acts of sexual violence. Mass rape is typically an aspect of the violence in a civil war. The HRMV.indb 118 01/09/2014 17:28:39 An

in Human remains and mass violence
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The daily work of Erich Muhsfeldt, chief of the crematorium at Majdanek concentration and extermination camp, 1942–44
Elissa Mailänder

Stalin (New York: Basic Books, 2010), pp. 253–76, at p. 260. In the last few years there have been some innovative studies in the area of National Socialist research. See, for instance, M. Koch, Fahnenflucht: Deserteure der Wehrmacht im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Lebenswege und Entscheidungen (Desertion: Wehrmacht Deserters in the Second World War. Lives and Decisions) (Paderborn: Schöningh, 2008); R. Mühlhäuser, Eroberungen: Sexuelle Gewalttaten und intime Beziehungen deutscher Soldaten in der Sowjetunion 1941–1945 (Conquests, Sexual Violence and Intimate Relationships of

in Destruction and human remains